Qualifiers for all categories finished up on a glorious summer day here at Maryhill. The morning began with classic luge timed runs, and Mikel Echegaray Diez from Spain showed his domination with a 5 second lead over second-placed Benjamin Zehner.
It was much closer in street luge, but the result was little changed, with Diez again taking first spot over Abdil Mahdzan, this time by a much slimmer margin; 0.1 second.
The second half of the skateboard qualifiers then took over, with two 96-person brackets racing to determine the last 48 places in the Open finals.
With just one day left it's all on the line. Patrick Switzer is looking for a record fourth win here, while Kevin Reimer, the dominant skater of the last few years, has yet to win the prestigious Maryhill crown. Zak Maytum is always a threat here, as is Portland local Alex Tongue.
This is one of the toughest races to win on the circuit - the field is deep, and the nature of the track makes it wide open for anybody to win. Tomorrow awaits...
Classic Luge times
|1||Mikel Echegaray Diez||03:06.637|
Street Luge times
|1||Mikel Echegaray Diez||02:59.875|